VIDEO: An alleged drunk driver involved in a hit and run crash was arrested last night at gunpoint, as first reported on our News Alerts.
Police were called at about 9:45 p.m. after a crash which occurred in the downtown area involving a possible drunk driver. After crashing into a vehicle, the alleged drunk driver fled the scene – with heavy front-end damage to the vehicle.
Multiple officers responded to the area, and located the driver driving along Clifton Avenue – reportedly swerving in and out of oncoming traffic.
In an attempt to stop the driver and prevent any further crashes, an Officer – who had his lights and sirens on but failed to get the driver to stop – pulled in front of the car. The alleged drunk driver kept driving, hitting the officer’s vehicle.
The officer – Officer Macerino - got out of his vehicle, grabbed his gun and pointed it at the driver, ordering him from the vehicle. When he failed to do so, the officer opened the door and dragged him out. He was immediately cuffed and arrested.
The car, rolling after the driver was pulled out, was quickly stopped by Officer Marrero. Officer Young also assisted in the arrest. [TLS]